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Jan 16, 2017

Motorcyclist and Bicyclist Killed in Separate Road Fatalities

Forty-one-year-old Geovanni Ayuso, a salesman of San Jose Palmar Village in the Orange Walk District, lost his life earlier today when the motorcycle he was riding collided into pickup truck near August Pine Ridge.  The fatal road traffic accident happened sometime around eleven o’clock this morning, when Ayuso slammed into a vehicle driven at the time by Mennonite farmer Abram Friesen of Shipyard.  Both motorists were traveling in opposite directions when the collision occurred.  Ayuso’s body has been transported to the Northern Regional Hospital where it awaits a post mortem examination.  Meanwhile, a cyclist was knocked down and killed over the weekend in the Cayo District.  On Saturday, Belmopan police responded to an accident between miles fifty-three and fifty-four on the Hummingbird Highway where they saw the motionless body of Salvadoran national Oscar Rivas.  The fifty-two-year-old resident of Belmopan was riding a bicycle when he was hit from behind by a vehicle being driven by Michael John Rau who was traveling towards Dangriga.  Rivas suffered massive head and body injuries and died on the spot.  Rau’s vehicle has since been impounded and he has been served with a notice of intended prosecution.

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